A woman named “Josie,” who says she is a friend of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, called into Dana Loesch’s radio show to tell his side of the story.
According to Wilson’s friend, the officer “got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery.” According to the friend,
“He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he’s looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.
And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.
This, of course, conflicts heavily with the independent autopsy conducted by Dr. Michael Baden. According to Baden, there was “no evidence of a struggle” between Wilson and Brown. The only wounds on Brown’s body that were not bullet holes were abrasions on his face, which have been attributed to the fall after the final headshot. One of the bullets entered “back to front,” according to the examiner.
The Brown family requested an independent autopsy because “they could not trust what was going to be put into the reports in the tragic execution of their child,” according to Benjamin Crump, one of the family’s attorneys.
Officer Wilson’s story also conflicts with the official police account. Last week, Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson said that Wilson had no knowledge of the robbery when he encountered Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson. It’s cute that his friend wanted to stand up for him, but perhaps Officer Wilson should at least check what his boss has said on the issue.